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La. Supreme Court dismisses school workers' suit

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago October 31, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Friday, October 31 2014 October 31, 2014 2:19 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New Orleans public school workers who were fired after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of the city in 2005.

It was a reversal of fortune for the employees, who had won at the district and appellate levels.

The high court said the due-process rights of fired employees were not violated. It also said the issues had been dealt with in a separate suit bought by the New Orleans teachers' union.

Katrina struck in August 2005, flooding an estimated 80 percent of New Orleans and scattering its population.

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